Why "online" with K12 is totally on the mark for so many families.
Kindergarten through 12th grade students in most states are enrolled in online public schools or "virtual schools" that partner with K12, and the number of students is growing rapidly every year. In fact, with over one million courses delivered to date, K12 is the leader—by a wide margin—in providing learning programs to public schools in the U.S.
These schools are free to parents and offer K12's acclaimed K-8 program and high school program providing an individualized educational experience like no other.
How Online Public Schooling is Different
This schooling differs from traditional schools in that classes do not take place in a building, but rather at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. Students take courses online with support from their teacher via phone, online Web meetings, and sometimes even face to face.
The parent (or "Learning Coach") keeps the student on track in line with the provided lessons plans. While courses are delivered online, the schools provide plenty of opportunities to connect online and offline with a vibrant school community for both parents and students.
K12 has a staff of uniquely qualified education professionals who provide extensive, one-on-one support for families.
At K12, we believe that all children should be able to reach their "xPotential"—their innate, personal possibility. To reach that goal, you'll be served by the efforts of teachers and customer support representatives in grades K–8, plus advisers, counselors, and coordinators in high school, who will focus on your child's potential with an individualized plan that evolves as your child grows.
Students enrolled in these public schools also enjoy:
- A tuition-free education
- State-certified teachers, with a parent or other responsible adult in the role of "Learning Coach"
- Learning at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found
- Flexible pacing and an Individualized Learning Plan
- A combination of online and offline coursework—including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and hands-on materials—as part of a comprehensive K–8 or high school program
- The excitement of joining a community of connected learners with a wide range of extracurricular clubs and programs
- A loaner computer and subsidized Internet access where needed*